This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I just wanted to let you know about this free app to manage screen time.
Last year I had the opportunity to introduce you to a free parental control app. Over the last 12 months the folks at OurPact have been working tirelessly to make the app even better. In the past year they’ve reached more than 500,000 downloads and have taken feedback from parents just like you and me to create an even better product to manage screen time.
Free App to Manage Screen Time
Let me introduce you to OurPact 2.0! This version includes a redesign of the iOS Parent Application as well as the release of the Web App which can be accessed via OurPact.com. This means that parents on any Web, iOS, or Android device now has access to the OurPact platform.
What is OurPact?
OurPact is a parental control application that gives parents the ability to block internet access and apps at-a-touch or through daily time schedules created within the app. In short, it’s a free app to manage screen time!
What makes OurPact Unique?
OurPact is easy to setup and easy to use. It’s available for all iOS devices, but with the new release, it’s now available for Android users using the web interface. You can use it to block both iOS AND Android devices! It’s also the only parental control solution of its kind that is effective, reliable, and FREE!
How do you setup OurPact?
Parents either download the iOS app from the App Store or sign up at OurPact.com. From there parents will need to pair the child’s device to their OurPact family dashboard. Pairing only takes about a minute or so. After you’ve paired the devices, you will see the child’s device in your dashboard. From there parents can block access, grant access, and create a schedule.
How to Use OurPact?
For iOS devices: Download OurPact for iPhone, iPad or iPod for free from the App Store.
For Web/Desktop devices: Create an account or sign in to the Web App via OurPact.com.
For Android devices: Create an account or sign in to the Web App via OurPact.com in your Android browser.
How to block on iOS devices: In the Safari browser on your child’s iOS device, type in pair.OurPact.com. Follow the prompts and instal the MDM profile. This profile will run in the background unnoticed and will allow full device management.
How to block on Android devices: In the browser on your child’s Android device, type in pair.OurPact.com and download OurPact Jr. for Android from the Google Play Store. Go through the set up process.
How do you know OurPact is working?
If access to a device is blocked, apps are removed from view on the device. They are still technically there, but they are hidden from view and cannot be accessed.
How Much is OurPact?
Well, for you, it’s free. Enjoy this free app to manage screen time effectively!
One of the biggest complaints my daughter had with the first version was that every time access was blocked, the apps disappeared and when access was granted again, the apps did not go back into their original folders. That has been fixed and the apps now go back into the folders once access is granted again. It’s a seamless transition between blocked and granted access.
I know not all parents need OurPact, but we all know someone who does. OurPact allows parents the opportunity to manage their child’s screen time in an easy, almost hands-off kind of way, especially if using the schedule feature.
If you’re still unsure how OurPact works, watch this short video that explains how it works and how it can be an effective app to manage screen time.
Get OurPact to help manage your child’s screen time!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I have OurPact for the kids, and I love it. It’s really helped me curtail their excessive device time.
MJ. L says
This sounds like a great idea! I will have to put this app on my phone so I can manage my kids screen time.
I’ll have to check into this app – I haven’t heard of it before! I could see how it would be useful and I love that it’s free so more people will use it! In the summer my kids are outdoors most of the time but with the extreme cold winters they definitely spend too much time on their tablets!! This will come in handy.
I love apps like this. I recently got a circle half off.
Pam W says
It can be so hard to manage screen time. This sounds like a really helpful app for parents.
Sarah Bailey says
Time management for screen time can be hard sometimes. This app seems like it would do the trick!
Robin Ruehrwein says
I know that in my household, I try to do lots of things outside during the warmer weather! Screen time is definitely limited just because there is so much to enjoy. During the winter is a totally different story.
Love this! What a great idea. I love the idea of monitoring screen time like this. it would work better than more than constantly telling them!
I love that there are apps like this out there and FREE, because I bet more parents will use this with summer break coming!
Looks like a great option to monitor kids screen time. The fact that it is free helps too!
Marcie W. says
I wish I could actually hug you in appreciation for sharing information about this app. Now that summer is here, we need something more than an oven timer to keep digital time in check.
This really sounds like a great app to help manage screen time. My girls are doing okay with their use right now, but if it starts becoming a problem over spring break, we’ll definitely be installing this to help better manage electronic usage.
Lisa Joy Thompson says
I’ve never heard of this app. I’ll have to check it out. I’m all about screen time limits at our house!
We are in the process of getting our daughter her first phone, so this is great info to know. Thanks!
Liz Mays says
This sounds super helpful. It’s so hard to manage all of this by yourself. The app makes it easier!
Great app. I like that it is free.
Ora Lee Gurr says
A free app that helps control what’s being accessed and how often in a must in today’s world. Everyone has to get up and leave the desk at some point, even adults.
parpar de real says
Looks like a great app. gonna check this out. so glad that you share this
Very good, parental control should have more convenient and efficient means of access. I’m glad they have it on Android, I can actually suggest this one to a friend who needs locking channels and sites for his business.
Ryan Escat says
This apps sounds really cool. I will install it on my cellphone, sometimes my son uses my cellphone and I want this app for security reasons.
This app surely sounds beneficial. I’ll have to check this out for when I get my daughter her first cell phone.
Wow, it’s free? That is amazing. I will look into it.
Janell Poulette says
We totally need this for summer vacation. It’s so easy for them to spend hours each day on electronics.